Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Our CEO and founder is Jason Lewiston, who has been in the real estate business for almost 30 years, as a broker, developer, and general contractor. He has built over 1,000 houses and apartments, and served as a broker for hundreds of transactions. Jason has years of knowledge regarding infill development, and feels very strongly that we need density and clean mass transit in our developed areas to protect the environment for future generations. Jason was born and raised in the Detroit area and attended business school at the University of Michigan. He now lives in Denver.
Director of Sales
A long-time co-op resident herself, Sarah is uniquely qualified to be the Director of Sales for the Co-Own Company. Sarah is passionate about empowering people through ownership, and has several years in cooperative housing development and advocacy work, both locally and nationally. She enthusiastically jumped into real estate in 2015 after creating Denver’s first private equity housing cooperative, Queen City Cooperative. Considered an expert in collective living, co-buying, and a champion for housing innovation, Sarah thrives in finding creative solutions and spaces for all.
Chief Financial Officer
Over the years, Habib Ksouri has developed a keen ability to recognize the various problems buyers and sellers in the real estate industry are faced with. He brings exceptional experience in financial management and business development. Habib is determined to make a difference by bringing constant innovation to the financial sector. As a previous CFO of a property company, Habib has managed a well-sized portfolio of residential and commercial assets. Throughout his career, he has overseen numerous real estate transactions that include purchases, sales and refinances. As a Denver native, Habib has a well rooted network of banking connections, insurance agents and real estate brokers.
Chief Design Officer
Katie started her career as a fashion designer, but she quickly learned how to use her fashion knowledge in interior design. Growing up, Katie’s dad was a small-town handyman. He taught her a lot about home remodeling and house projects which sparked her interest in home design and renovation. As a member of the Co-Own Company, Katie’s goal is to create a modern, eco-friendly, and high-tech atmosphere to a space where shared living is comfortable, innovative, and easy to live in.
Officer of Client Relations
Anna DeWitt serves as the Officer of Client Relations for The Co-Own Company. In this role, she is in charge of communication between investors and her team.
Anna has over 10 years of experience in project management, team leadership, sales, and public speaking. Anna also volunteers for her community by serving on the board of several housing committees for the city. Anna is happy to combine her career knowledge and personal passion for the Co-Live Company.
Kent serves as our primary consultant for urban infill projects. As a youth, Kent grew up with a single mom, and was no stranger to poverty. They lived in government housing, lived on government food, and relied on government programs. His family, like millions of other black families, was systematically denied mortgages to buy their own home.
Today, Kent is committed to ensuring that fewer children experience the housing insecurity. He is proud to work with a team devoted to reconfiguring home ownership.
Ray is a key financial advisor and attorney for the Co-Own Company. Ray has more than 40 years of great success in corporate finance-related positions, including private equity (venture capital, angel financing, mezzanine financing, leveraged buyouts, financial restructuring and re-engineering), commercial paper, large-scale bank financings, SEC reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Ray is an expert on Regulation A+ offerings.
Gosia is an architect with KTGY Architecture and Planning in Denver. She earned an architecture degree in her native Poland. She brings 25 years of experience in architecture and urban design along with 10 years of community leadership and executive nonprofit management. Gosia specializes in “missing middle” and affordable housing policy and design. She serves on the Denver Planning Board. Gosia established Colorado’s first successful pedestrian advocacy organization, WalkDenver, and is a nationally recognized spokesperson for walkable cities.
Jeff is a longtime residential and commercial architects from the Detroit area. He has extensive experience in infill projects, custom homes, site planning and site design.